Food banks

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Guardian and Observer charity appeal closes with more than £1.5m raised
More than 13,000 readers donate to two grassroots charities tackling cost of living crisis

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

16, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Guardian and Observer charity appeal passes £1.25m mark as it enters final week
More than 10,500 donors have so far given to the appeal, helping to support people experiencing hardship and poverty

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

09, Jan, 2023 @1:47 PM

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Half of NHS trusts providing or planning food banks for staff
Soaring cost of living forces nurses and health workers to seek help from charities through free meals and voucher schemes

Miranda Bryant

08, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘We’re being hammered’: cost of living crisis in one of England’s most deprived areas
Food banks in Birmingham Hodge Hill tell of soaring demand amid highest rates of child poverty and fuel poverty in country

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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52 acts of kindness: how to spread joy in every week of 2023
Whether fostering kittens, donating blood or delivering boxes of biscuits to striking workers, there has never been a better time to help out. And it will improve your life too

Emma Beddington

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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LadBaby break Beatles’ record to score fifth Christmas No 1 single
YouTubers land fifth festive chart-topper in a row with Food Aid, a sausage roll-themed rewrite of the Band Aid classic

Laura Snapes

23, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Why are struggling parents having to rely on food banks for baby formula? | Letters
Letters: Sally Etheridge and Ellie Coteau say it’s difficult for charities to provide formula as the wrong type could put babies at risk

19, Dec, 2022 @12:22 PM

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The Guardian view: please give generously to our 2022 charity appeal | Editorial
Editorial: This year we are supporting community organisations providing practical support and advice to those in need

Editorial

15, Dec, 2022 @6:43 PM

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The spirit of Christmas won’t solve Britain’s ingrained food poverty | Letter
Letter: Seasonal food bank appeals and millions of emergency food parcels cannot tackle escalating food insecurity – we need living incomes now, writes Sabine Goodwin

14, Dec, 2022 @6:25 PM

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The DWP has become Britain’s biggest debt collector. Surely during an energy crisis it should press pause | Gordon Brown
Deductions to universal credit loans and bills will cause destitution as families struggle to keep up with fuel payments, says former prime minister Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

14, Dec, 2022 @2:08 PM

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LadBaby: YouTube duo attempt fifth Christmas UK No 1 for Trussell Trust
Featuring financial guru Martin Lewis, the duo have covered Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? with rewritten lyrics

Laura Snapes

12, Dec, 2022 @11:02 AM

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‘We cannot go on like this’: three striking workers on why they have no choice
In the health, rail and the postal services, low pay, safety concerns and fear of losing rights have pushed staff to industrial action

Tom Wall

11, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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